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State of the Nova Nation: Revisiting the National Championship Game, Playoff Football, Big 5 Basketball Begins & More!

We revisit the national championship game. Eugene Rapay makes some basketball confessions. Also, in other news, football won its playoff game, and men’s and women’s basketball are beginning Big 5 play. In honor of Nova Football playing South Dakota State next, we also talk about some South Dakota customs like Hobo Day.

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State of the Nova Nation: Pat Tiernan the GOAT, Make-or-Break Weekend in Villanova Athletics, Thanksgiving & More!

Patrick Tiernan upset 3-time cross country champion Edward Cheserek to close out his illustrious, historic Villanova career with a national championship. It was a win-or-go-home weekend for football, men’s soccer, volleyball, who made it out? Updates on men’s and women’s basketball, and we give thanks in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

State of the Nova Nation: Booth or Bridges, Socially Conscious ‘Cats, Tournament Watch, & More!

It’s a big weekend for a number of teams on Villanova’s campus that are in the postseason or trying to get there–volleyball, football, men’s soccer, and football. Off the field, the men’s basketball team has been taking stances on current events and social issues, is this a good thing? Also, should Mikal Bridges start over Phil Booth?

State of the Nova Nation: Basketball is Back, Men’s Soccer is Going Dancing, Postseason Play Watch, & More!

Another Tuesday, another podcast!

It Will Be A Stretch For Men’s Soccer to Make It To The Big Dance

Last Thursday, the ‘Cats were in the driver’s seat heading into the Big East semifinal match against Butler.  However, after a heartbreaking loss in the 1o6th minute of play, destiny is now in the fate of others. It was a semifinal nail bitter against two evenly matched teams, with Villanova and Butler having 12 and… Read More ›

Villanova’s National Championship Team Nominated for Four ESPYs

The champions are not done yet. They have an opportunity to add some more accolades to this year’s accomplishments on July 13 at this year’s ESPY Awards Ceremony. It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the Wildcats were nominated for four ESPY Awards: Best Team, Best Play, Best Game, and Best Coach/Manager. Villanova was nominated for… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 12

In this week’s episode, we celebrate the exciting championship week that was. Pat Ralph reported from Houston and shares what the scene was like. Women’s basketball player Adrianna Hahn shows off her skills in a game of one-on-one. For Jon’s Time, Jon reads us a wonderful story about Wildcats.

One Week Later: Thoughts on the National Champions

Villanova is the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion. A week has passed since Kris Jenkins made the shot heard around the world. Even with a week and a day to think about the game, it is near impossible to put into words what this means to me and Villanova. First of all, as a… Read More ›

Villanova Routs Oklahoma in Final Four Behind Historic Night

Villanova resembled its legendary 1985 counterpart as they went on to avenge a loss earlier in December to Oklahoma, annihilating their expert favored opponent 95-51. Coach Jay Wright’s scorched earth policy continues to be an offensive sensation, as they have reached at least 80 points in four of their five games in what has seemingly been a cake… Read More ›

Not Done Yet: Wildcats Down Jayhawks 64-59 to Move Onto Final Four

Ryan Arcidiacono received the biggest birthday present of his life on Saturday night – a trip to the Final Four. On his 22nd birthday, Villanova beat top overall seed Kansas 64-59, securing an exclusive spot to play in Houston next weekend. “This is just a total team effort and it was everything that I dreamed… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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